The Golden Globe awards were all about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, from the opening monologue to Poehler’s big win for Best Actress in a Comedy.
“‘Gravity,’ a story on how George Clooney would rather float away into space than be with a woman his own age,” was just one of the zingers from Fey and Poehler that had the audience crying in laughter.
Later Fey would add “Like a supermodel’s vag**a, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio.” It was envelope-pushing jokes like these, where no one was safe, that everyone expected and the ladies did not disappoint.
Poehler especially had a big night, when she took a time out from her hosting duties to actually accept an award.
“I’ve never won anything like this,” she said, noticeably surprised she won. “‘Parks and Rec’ is the best cast in comedy and drama as far as I’m concerned … I never win so I can’t believe I won.”
“American Hustle” also dominated the evening with Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams both taking home awards, as well as the film itself winning Best Musical or Comedy.
It was also a big night for underdogs.
Matthew McConaughey beat out the heavy favorite Chiwetel Ejiofor for Best Actor in a Drama for his work in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”
In his speech, he said his film was “turned down 86 times, nobody wanted to put up money for it … I’m so glad it got passed on so many times or it wouldn’t have come to me.”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was another surprise winner, taking home Best TV Comedy or Musical and its star Andy Samberg winning Best Actor in a TV Comedy.
“Oh, no. I didn’t prepare anything, it wasn’t going to happen,” Samberg said.